INSTINCTS #15: ‘Bloodwork Mandarins’ by Deborah Wong

Happy November everyone! This month's INSTINCTS poem comes from Malaysian writer and recent Horror Matsuri contributor, Deborah Wong. Enjoy 🙂 Bloodwork Mandarins Deborah Wong for the executed wandering spirits I’d weaved too many ancestors dreams,succulent and salty blood in drips,land being stolen, drenched in mad fears,the fate is to erase history—colossal of wishesin flames and... Continue Reading →

October News & Updates

  HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone! I work as an English teacher (part-time) here in Japan, so have been busy these past two weeks with Halloween lessons on weekdays, and parties on the weekend. In fact, I still have another party to attend THIS Saturday....that's more than enough Halloween for me! UPDATE: 'Japanese Fantasy Drabbles' Submissions As... Continue Reading →

INSTINCTS #1: A Haiku by Stewart C. Baker

  Today we're sharing the first poetry contribution to our new online series,  Instincts: Asian Speculative Poetry. ('Instincts' for short). Haiku are wonderful expressions of thought and beauty: adding speculative elements is especially difficult in this form, so I love the creativity of this piece. And if you're into haiku, you'll get the frog reference...... Continue Reading →

OPEN for Poetry Submissions :)

We would like to invite poets to contribute to a new online publication series! Insignia: Instincts We hope to publish 1-4 poems on The Insignia Series blog per month, depending on the volume of submissions. Reading Period: Open now and ongoing. Format: Poetry only Length: No limit, however no epic poems please. Theme: Must have... Continue Reading →

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